New iPad And GDC 2012 Collide In San FranciscoBy: Zach Walton - March 7, 2012
For the second year in a row, Apple has held their iPad reveal event in San Francisco across the street from the Game Developers Conference. As Apple becomes more invested in gaming on their devices, it was only a matter of time before the two events merged – if only on Twitter.
Apple used their new iPad press event today to talk a little bit about gaming on the third generation iPad. Namco and Epic Games both showed off new experiences on the new iPad in the form of an Ace Combat-like game and Infinity Blade Dungeons respectively.
Of course, Apple used this event to also take a stab at the gaming industry perhaps knowingly of GDC happening right across the street. The company said that iPad users used the iPad to play games more than they used game consoles or dedicated gaming handhelds.
During the Epic Games presentation, Mike Capps said that the new iPad had more memory and a higher resolution than either the PS3 and Xbox 360. While I would love to point out there’s more to visual fidelity than just memory and resolution, let the developers at GDC speak for themselves about the new iPad and the Apple event in general.
Aaargh — why can’t I clone myself and be at the iPad event AND GDC?! Conflicting geeky interests. /Whine.
Been busy with GDC interviews, so just catching up on the ipad 3 stuff. What say you lot, yay or nay?
@jeffcannata You’re in town for GDC. Do you think Apple should have done the iPad event at GDC instead of down the street?
Today, it’s all about the iPad 3 and GDC…. Good vibes in San Francisco!
Apple is launching the iPad 3 directly opposite GDC. It’s a nerdpocalypse.
#GDC. What have I missed about the iPad event over the street?Have been busy at
#GDC!I love being in sf and don’t give a rat’s ass about new iPad (for now, at least). Too many things to do at
#GDC.Lucky Namco–can’t buy better promotion than being featured in iPad launch. Especially during
#GDC. Tough to concentrate! GeekheaveniPad 3 launch across the street from